Classical Neijing Channel Study: Shou Taiyin and Shou Yangming (Western-Metal)

The Compass of the Jingluo series of seminars is a clinical exploration of the theory and patho-mechanisms of the classical lines of the Huangdi Neijing Lingshu. Part 1 (of 6) will focus on the shou taiyin lung channel and shou yangming large intestine channel, referred to as "western-metal". Here a deep exploration each of the descriptive channel lines and each individual pathology - including the approach in clinic, the foundational mechanism of practice, and the place within the Neijing text, are discussed. Classical line study is the most important foundation of all acupuncture transmission. Within the compass series we will touch on preliminary studies before travelling into further depths of true clinical application. For each channel complex that is discussed we will cover: pathway of the jing, luo, zheng, bie, shui, and channel expiration, termination, skin divisions and more. Pathologies of shi dong, shi zhu, abundancy, deficiency, miuci, and more with additional treatment discussions are included and form the bulk of these talks. Please note it is highly recommended (though not a necessity) to study the Compass series after basic studies via the Neijing introduction course and the diagnostics course of Renying / Cunkou and Zhenmai pulse diagnosis. The needling of the Neijing is discussed at length in this series, however, references that of the Guanzhen seminar frequently. Please visit the "INR COURSES" link at the top of this page for more. Access is granted for 1 year.
  • Classical channel descriptions, pathology, and treatment as used clinically within our Neijing lineage. This includes discussion of pathways, language used and more.

  • Diseases of Shou Taiyin Lung Channel Complex: Zhàngmǎn 脹滿, Chuǎnke 喘咳, Quēpén zhōngtòng 缺盆中痛, Bìjué 臂厥, Keshǎng qì 咳上氣, Chuǎnkě 喘渴, Fánxīn 煩心, Xiōngmǎn 胸滿, Rubì nèiqián liántòng jué 臑臂內前廉痛厥, Zhǎng zhōngrè 掌中熱, Jiānbēi tòng 肩背痛, Fēnghán 風寒, Zéjiān bèitòng hán 則肩背痛寒, Shàoqì bùzú yǐxī 少氣不足以息, Nìsè biàn 溺色變 plus distinct jin-tendon and luo pathology (inclusive of Miuci, misleading needling, patho-mechanism discussion) and more.

  • Diseases of Shou Yangming Large Intestine Channel Complex: Chǐtòng 齒痛, Jǐngzhǒng 頸腫, Mùhuáng 目黃, Kǒu Qián 口乾, Qiú Nǜ 鼽衄, Hóu Bì 喉痺, Jiān Qián Rú Tòng 肩前臑痛, Dà Zhǐ Cì Zhǐ Tòng Bú Yòng 大指次指痛不用, Rè Zhǒng 熱腫, Hán Lì 寒慄, plus distinct jin-tendon and luo pathology (inclusive of Miuci needling as well).

  • Discussion of diagnostics related to each channel complex, needling strategies where applicable, and cross textual references of each pathology for a clear understanding of approach.

  • 8 Videos

    This course is divided into 8 videos totalling 12 hours of study time.

  • 1 PDF

    Detailed notes and translations of key sections of the text. Further notes will be distributed to those enrolled in the full INR Course, covering more clinical insight.

  • Support

    Ongoing support for all students via email, zoom, face-to-face clinical instruction and more based on individual needs and communication.


  • David  White

    David White

    Director: Institute of Neijing Research

    Dr. David White is a classical Chinese medicine practitioner from Sydney, Australia. His passion for classical medicine began at an early stage in his life through studies in martial arts and philosophy. Dr. White's approach to clinical practice is rare, his methodologies in diagnosis and treatment stem from the textual lineage of the Huangdi Neijing (黃帝內經) and Yijingpai (醫經派) tradition. Dr. White founded the INR in 2012 and has been teaching acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over 20 years. 

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Compass of the Jingluo PART 1: Western-Metal (Notes and Welcome)
    • Welcome Letter from Dr. White
    • Compass of the Jingluo_ Western Metal
  • 2
    Western-Metal: Introduction (Video 1)
    • Introduction to Western-Metal VIDEO 1
  • 3
    Shou Taiyin Lung - Introduction, pathways, and patho-mechanisms
    • Shoutaiyin Lung VIDEO 1
    • Shoutaiyin Lung VIDEO 2
    • Shoutaiyin Lung VIDEO 3
  • 4
    Shouyangming Large Intestine - Introduction, pathways, and patho-mechanisms.
    • Shou Yangming Dachang - VIDEO 1
    • Shou Yangming Dachang - VIDEO 2
    • Shou Yangming Dachang - VIDEO 3
  • 5
    Compass of the Jingluo: Zabing pathology, treatment and seminar summary
    • Zabing pathology, treatment, and seminar summary.